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Here's a great article on athlete's and their financial woes after retiring.

http://sportsillustr...364/1/index.htm

So I won't judge him, but I also won't agree it's a good idea. 78 percent bankruptcy rate is no joke.

Thanks for the article, I am well aware though. We have no idea what his fanancial situation is, probably none of us know him personally. I can see how it looks bad though.

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I wish I could talk but I can't, my old man owns two shot corvettes (2008 and 2011)

The 2008 is pushing 550 HP with a Vortech SuperCharger, American Racing Headers, and a MagnaFlow Exhaust System.

The 2011 is at 620 HP with a Vortech SuperCharger and FlowMaster headers

However, I think he is selling the 2008 to buy a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon lol.

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Dude is gonna be on that ESPN part II special about athletes going broke 3 yrs after leaving the league despite making millions....

He bought some other pointlessly expensive rides as well I believe

He's a football player, 10 years after he retires he won't be able to even remember his name. Might as well spend that money while his brain is still functioning and he can enjoy it.

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Thanks for the article, I am well aware though. We have no idea what his fanancial situation is, probably none of us know him personally. I can see how it looks bad though.

It doesn't look bad. If it was a white stockbroker who has already made 50 million, it'd be fine to spend $200k on a car. But an nfl player does it and he's a moron. Go figure.

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It doesn't look bad. If it was a white stockbroker who has already made 50 million, it'd be fine to spend $200k on a car. But an nfl player does it and he's a moron. Go figure.

Yea but the difference is "stockbrokers" are educated on finances, the majority of NFL players are not, minus Smitty. I get what xerxes was saying.

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CJ has 4 great free agency pick ups in that trunk alone.....SMH lol

There are free agent veterans out there signing for 75k a year? That is about how much the price of this car is divided by four. Shaking My Damn Head at this thread.

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Yea but the difference is "stockbrokers" are educated on finances, the majority of NFL players are not, minus Smitty. I get what xerxes was saying.

How do you know cj hasn't invested wisely? The entire assumption on him spending his fortune is based off of this pic and statistics on OTHER athletes. He could have doubled his money for all we know.

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How do you know cj hasn't invested wisely? The entire assumption on him spending his fortune is based off of this pic and statistics on OTHER athletes. He could have doubled his money for all we know.

That's what i said initially, then xerxes showed me that and i concluded that we have no idea what his finances are so this thread just turned really dumb.

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I remember he posted a pic of a car on instagram once and someone commented on how hes gonna be broke. He laughed at the guy and said something like "they think im spending my football money" implying he tucks away that money and spends it from other avenues. what they are? no idea.

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How do you know cj hasn't invested wisely? The entire assumption on him spending his fortune is based off of this pic and statistics on OTHER athletes. He could have doubled his money for all we know.

We don't know, and expensive cars while not great investments they aren't exactly throwing money away. However conspicuous consumption might be an indication of other financial concerns.

I don't think it's unreasonable to wonder how he's spending his money based on the pics and the general trend with pro athletes. It's not like he was throwing out Smitty-esque quotes.

-- On his house being on the market and what that means: "I think it's important that people realize I am not packing my bags. As far as why my house is for sale, we built this huge house and we just don't have any business living in it. It seemed like a great idea, and then we moved into this big house.

"We started cringing at all that space we had. For me, it was a little bit vain that I have this big house with this big yard. People saw my house was on sale and said it was me sending a message. Really the message I sent was to my kids: Dad made a mistake. This isn't how we are supposed to live. This isn't what I should be projecting. If we don't do this now, what incentive do I give my kids to reach for? You make a lot of money and then you go blow it? I don't want to be a statistic. I want to be a good steward."

Read more here: http://scottfowlerobs.blogspot.com/2011/05/steve-smith-saga-continues.html#storylink=cpy

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